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How to unlink an assembly imported from a different document

rachel_r031rachel_r031 Member Posts: 2
In the assembly on my main document for the project I had imported assemblies from other documents. However, it is getting tedious to update the version each time someone changes something on one of the “side” documents. Is it possible to unlink the assemblies so they are now part of the “main” document and changes are instant?


  • SethFSethF Member Posts: 92 PRO
    If I understand your question correctly, the only way to have an assembly reference the Main workspace of a document (and thus have those live updates) is to have the assembly and the referenced part studio in the same document. So if you combined all the side documents into your main document, you could then reference the Main workspace of those components. Obviously then you lose some flexibility in version management. Currently you can version each side document every time you have a stable and complete update. After combining, you would only really want to version when the entire assembly is stable.
  • nick_papageorge073nick_papageorge073 Member Posts: 198 PRO
    Yes, you can move those side assy's into a single document. The issue with that is if there are many part studios and many assemblies in one document, it can slow down the document performance. You get one "cloud" computing resource for each document.

    You can also "pin" the linked assemblies. Then they will be locked to whichever version you like. I use this if a team member is making constant changes on another subassy in another document, and I don't want to be bothered with them until its much further along.
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